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On Nov. 14 at approximately 6:15 p.m., officers of the Delta Police Department responded to Delta Ace Hardware, 121 Gunnison River Drive, for the reported theft of a chain saw.

Ace Hardware employees reported witnessing a Caucasian male enter the chain saw aisle, select a $1,129.99 chain saw and walk out the front door without paying for the item. Employees followed the male outside to a car where they witnessed the chain saw being put in the car. An employee attempted to detain the male. In doing so the man tried to "throw a punch" and pull away from the employee. The employee discontinued his effort to detain the subject. The male entered the passenger side of the car and the car drove away.

Store security system video footage was obtained and still photos taken from the footage was posted to the Delta Police Department Facebook page requesting assistance from the community to identify the man in the photos. A Delta County Sheriff's Office employee identified the male subject as Dan-David Lamon, 18, of Olathe.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of Lamon, charging him with robbery, a fourth degree felony, with a bond of $5,000 cash or surety. Lamon was later arrested and is currently jailed in Montrose.

The charge of robbery arose from the allegation of theft including the use of force and intimidation by attempting to strike and pull away from the witness who attempted to detain the defendant from leaving the premises with stolen property.

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